3 Tasting Notes
This is a great tea. I used five grams in a 100ml glass pot, and started with about a ten second steep (after a rinse) which was a tad weak. It’s only the buds so subsequent, longer steeps, 20 seconds on the second, and a bit longer each additional one, is bringing out much more of the flavor. It’s very sweet, with no bitterness, and as I’ve noticed with many white teas, the flavors that develop in my mouth after I swallow it is what I like best. After the sip, my mouth salivates and it releases a very sweet, delicious flavor throughout my mouth that lasts a long time. I don’t know exactly how long, because it’s still there when I take my next sip. I’m glad I bought a tong of this tea, I look forward to seeing how my other eight 100g cakes age over the next few years. This is an excellent tea.
This is an aged white tea from Mei Leaf, aka china life. I’m new to white teas, but the more I try them, the more I like them. I used five grams of tea in a 100ml gaiwan, and heated the water to 205 degrees. I started with flash steepings, and increased the time after about six of them. I drank ten steepings from the tea, and could have gone further. I think it would be a good one to make iced tea with using the steeped leaves. I can’t put how the tea tasted into words, but it was very smooth. Not bitter at all, and tasted really good. This tea has increased my desire to explore white teas.
I believe this is the first wet stored raw I’ve had, and I just discovered I’m a big fan. I’ve never tasted a tea like this. I loved it. I wasn’t taking notes since I’ve never left a tasting note before, but I just ordered 500 grams of it, and will leave my first complete tasting of a tea the next time I have it.